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Re: World of Warcraft: Dragonflight Beta Signups
Apr 19, 2022, 17:16
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Re: World of Warcraft: Dragonflight Beta Signups Apr 19, 2022, 17:16
Apr 19, 2022, 17:16
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 19, 2022, 13:49:
Easily their least inspiring expansion trailer to date.

Didn't really feel like a WoW trailer. Felt like it could have been anything, really. Alexstrasza showing up at the end in dragon form barely counts, as she doesn't really stand out.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Apr 18, 2022, 13:20
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Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 18, 2022, 13:20
Apr 18, 2022, 13:20
 
I can tell you without even looking at the article: Your fiber-fed home network is still slow because you're shooting yourself in the foot using wifi for stationary devices. TVs and desktops should be wired using ethernet....and yes, that very well COULD be expensive, once. Or you could continue to bitch about how the laws of physics aren't very convenient for you and never fix it.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Apr 17, 2022, 21:07
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Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 17, 2022, 21:07
Apr 17, 2022, 21:07
 
Pretty amazing the Index is still on there. I switched to a Quest 2 (yeah, yeah, I know, I'm not a fan of Facebook either) for the wireless functionality. The tracking is surprisingly good, and wireless streamed-from-PC using Virtual Desktop is fantastic. YES, there are limitations to the setup (there's some compression artifacts in dark areas), but for the most part, it's great, and the headset can be used on two different floors of the house, depending on what rooms are already occupied. Is the Index's slightly better tracking and image quality worth $700 MORE and the tether? I guess that's up to you. I really hope Valve makes a proper competitor to the Quest series.

If the supposed "pro" headset comes out, I may get that. It'll depend on how many of the features it has still work when running virtual desktop, really. Not sure foveated rendering will work with the ever-so-slight delay the streaming has.
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Re: Free MS Game Pass Trial for Halo, Forza, and AOE4 Players
Apr 17, 2022, 21:03
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Re: Free MS Game Pass Trial for Halo, Forza, and AOE4 Players Apr 17, 2022, 21:03
Apr 17, 2022, 21:03
 
Smart, they know that they're handing out Gamepasses to people who MIGHT actually use them.

I find that I use it in bursts. I'll wait a year or two, then use it to play several releases over the course of a month or two, then cancel and wait. I played through Halo Infinite and Death's door recently using it, then totally forgot to play Gears5 and a couple others I'd meant to check out before it expired. Welp, next time.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Apr 15, 2022, 11:32
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 15, 2022, 11:32
Apr 15, 2022, 11:32
 
Yes but will it reach those speeds without an equally-higher latency that makes the speed gains irrelevant (such as how ddr5 on the 12th gen Intels isn't really doing much over ddr4)?
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Apr 15, 2022, 10:06
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Apr 15, 2022, 10:06
Apr 15, 2022, 10:06
 
Ozmodan wrote on Apr 15, 2022, 09:55:
Nvidia cracks me up, while I find the AMD cards to be somewhat of a lesser nature, they at least sell at affordable prices versus the Nvidia cards. When a 3060 still sells at a 500+ price it is just not competitive at this point in time. Nvidia's cards are going to sit on the shelves for most of us.

Ah, so you must have no interest in VR. AMD can't sort their shit out in that area whatsoever, If you have any interest in VR or possibly getting into it in the next couple years, avoid AMD GPUs like the plague.
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Re: ItB: RIP
Apr 13, 2022, 10:39
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Re: ItB: RIP Apr 13, 2022, 10:39
Apr 13, 2022, 10:39
 
Sigwolf wrote on Apr 12, 2022, 20:08:
He was a sometimes-grating, but still an endearing character. Every indication was that he was also a very genuine person. He was very over-the-top, but made me laugh more times than I can count. Sorry to see him go so soon.

This sums up what I think of him as well. His voice was often annoying, but it's well recognized and he was generally pretty funny. Sad to see him go but apparently the disease he had was...unpleasant. At least he's done suffering from it.
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Re: Evening Multiplex
Apr 12, 2022, 11:16
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Re: Evening Multiplex Apr 12, 2022, 11:16
Apr 12, 2022, 11:16
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 11, 2022, 22:32:
6 reasons

Intel arc gpus and steam decks.

Nailed it.......not🥱

Yeah I couldn't understand what was supposed to be a reason to be excited. It was literally a super long advertisement, offering next to nothing real. I *did* learn from it that Fortnite will switch to UE5, which means I'll be able to see if the engine really is insanely better...so far, the stuff I've seen looked great but didn't really include a GAME running in it. You can do a LOT with tech demos that you can't do with an actual game running underneath.
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Re: Quoteworthy
Apr 10, 2022, 08:06
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Re: Quoteworthy Apr 10, 2022, 08:06
Apr 10, 2022, 08:06
 
At some point I’ll check out the game, but it seems like prime fodder for the Humble Monthly.
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Re: On Sale
Apr 6, 2022, 09:57
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Re: On Sale Apr 6, 2022, 09:57
Apr 6, 2022, 09:57
 
These are getting more and more disappointing. I've got a grandfathered account that gives me every item for like $12, but I skip it at least half the time anymore. Also, paradoxically, I shy away from buying games, even on sale, if they're even sorta-known titles that *might* come to the monthly bundle. Was pleasantly surprised when Borderlands 3 showed up a couple months ago, although I haven't actually played it yet. I didn't skip the Mass Effect collection month, mostly because I thought maybe, MAYBE I'll go back and play them again. Probably not, though. I wonder how many of their subscribers have the same "ehh, it's just BARELY good enough for me to not completely cancel" mentality about it?
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Re: Windows 11
Apr 5, 2022, 10:32
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Re: Windows 11 Apr 5, 2022, 10:32
Apr 5, 2022, 10:32
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on Apr 5, 2022, 09:37:
My prediction: All of a sudden, Microsoft will 'discover' that all the old hardware they claimed was incompatible with Win11, is now magically compatible.

Already happening. They offered me win11 on a machine with no TPM.

Win11 works just fine on even first gen intel processors, we tried it for funsies a few weeks ago. Microsoft is simply trying to get people to think that processors over 10 years old are somehow worthless. Sorry, guys, but a 4790k is STILL a hella performer today.
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Apr 5, 2022, 08:24
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Re: Evening Mobilization Apr 5, 2022, 08:24
Apr 5, 2022, 08:24
 
Since the site is designed to waste your time as much as possible before telling you:

Snoop Dog costs $75.
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Re: Activision Walks Back Vaccine Announcement
Apr 2, 2022, 11:22
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Re: Activision Walks Back Vaccine Announcement Apr 2, 2022, 11:22
Apr 2, 2022, 11:22
 
Hahahahaaa
How do the people who make these decisions not see obvious responses like this coming? Aren’t they paid to be able to plan ahead?
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Re: etc.
Apr 1, 2022, 17:04
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Re: etc. Apr 1, 2022, 17:04
Apr 1, 2022, 17:04
 
Portal is exactly as sinister as I remember. That article acts like people who played it didn't notice a damn thing.

It feels like maybe the writer played it while at a very young age initially. Seriously the whole article feels like it was written by someone who's a junior in college who's just finding out that something can have one thing on the surface and another underneath, and that they're the first person to discover this.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Drops Vaccine Requirement
Apr 1, 2022, 16:14
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Re: Activision Blizzard Drops Vaccine Requirement Apr 1, 2022, 16:14
Apr 1, 2022, 16:14
 
The vaccine isn't a cure-all. No one ever said it was. But it heavily reduces your chances of having lasting effects (or one extremely permanent effect), just like every vaccine ever. Nothing guarantees protection, but you seem to need it to be 100% or it's worthless. Show me one single thing in this world that is guaranteed to work 100% of the time. Literally anything. You won't be able to, because there's always a chance something will go wrong. It's all about doing the best we can to protect ourselves and others.

Seat belts save lives. Not always! Sometimes the wreck is just too terrible, and in freak cases, the belt actually makes things worse...but it's a very, VERY small percentage. You can't point to one-in-a-million problems and say "that's why I won't do it". You need to look at the rate that it helps versus how much it has the potential to harm. Vaccines have a near-zero (but nothing is ever zero percent chance) chance of causing issues, yet a near perfect rate of people not dying from Covid. That's a pretty good bet.

I'm curious what the problem here is. "It hasn't been tested for a crazy amount of time!" No, because it's pretty similar to other vaccines, and those HAVE had the test of time. I guarantee you, it went through more vigorous and thorough testing than the polio vaccine did, and that's just fine. Are you scared of needles? I mean, everyone has phobias, so just...don't watch. I certainly didn't.
If you think the vaccine is a political thing...well, show me one microbe that gives two shits who you voted for.
If you think the entire thing is a hoax, you live in the middle of nowhere and have very few friends/family. You're also incredibly lucky, as no one you know got it, or got hit with any permanent effects from it. It's not just death that's the problem, there's a lot of long term damage that *can* happen. One of my friends is a little gollum-looking skeleton now, as she can't taste anything since she got it over a year ago. She was a perfectly healthy adult under 30. This doesn't only affect the elderly.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Drops Vaccine Requirement
Apr 1, 2022, 11:31
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Re: Activision Blizzard Drops Vaccine Requirement Apr 1, 2022, 11:31
Apr 1, 2022, 11:31
 
"Hey, we clearly have a bunch of employees who believe this vaccine is somehow worse than dying, and we'd like you to have to be in close proximity to those people."
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Mar 31, 2022, 17:09
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Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 31, 2022, 17:09
Mar 31, 2022, 17:09
 
Simon Says wrote on Mar 31, 2022, 13:38:

Starlink: We want to service people who can't get access in the poorer regions of the world.

Also Starlink: Doesn't make it accessible to the poorer areas, privileges the rich countries.

I wish I could say I didn't see it coming.

If they'd stopped adding satellites to their network, I'd say yeah, that's some bullshit. But they haven't; starlink is just getting started. The current user base has been told the service isn't quite set for prime time yet, so they're all alpha/beta testers really. Not a terrible plan to roll that option out to countries where disposable income is more common.

I'm not a fan of Musk himself, but Starlink is a great idea (the sky being packed with its satellites, not as much). It brings decent internet speeds to people in areas that ISPs are reluctant to go, even after receiving subsidies specifically to extend service into rural areas. They just pocket the money and expand into one little area and claim that was worth the billion+ they got that year. If our government would bother to check in on where the money went, MAYBE things would be different, but clearly no one is doing this. Starlink is the only answer so far.
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Re: Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League Delayed
Mar 24, 2022, 08:26
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Re: Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League Delayed Mar 24, 2022, 08:26
Mar 24, 2022, 08:26
 
I swear these two games get continually pushed back (Knights and Suicide squad). By the time they come out, they’re gonna look dated as hell. Very much like Crackdown 3, which saw drastic feature removal to the point that it looked a generation old on release with no standout features to show for it, these games risk releasing to an audience that already spent all their interest on them while waiting.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Mar 16, 2022, 08:43
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Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 16, 2022, 08:43
Mar 16, 2022, 08:43
 
JeffD wrote on Mar 15, 2022, 12:54:
more and more desperate players are breaking down and buying the S when they can't find the X.

Yeah no one really WANTS the S. I got a ps5 directly from Sony at retail price, just requires patience and the ability to have uninterrupted time when your queue comes available.
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Re: Steam Chromebook Beta Coming
Mar 16, 2022, 08:23
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Re: Steam Chromebook Beta Coming Mar 16, 2022, 08:23
Mar 16, 2022, 08:23
 
So, this absolutely won’t run on any of the chrome books people actually buy, just the ones that are as expensive as buying a regular laptop.
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